Dates for your Diary in 2017


January 9:
Epidemics from the Black Death to the Zika virus – Tone Bruun, Senior Medical Officer, the Norwegian Public Health Institute
January 17:
Ibsen Museum – Suzannah Ibsen / the role women played in Ibsen’s work
January 24:       A Gallery Walk in the centre of Oslo, starting near the Town Hall
February 1:      What do the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, French writer Gustav
                           Flaubert, the Dutch cultural theorist Mieke Bal, and the 2008 financial
                           crisis have in common? The exhibition, entitled Emma and Edvard:
                        Love in the time of Loneliness, will be curated by Mieke Bal.
February 6:
American Presidential Election System – Barbara Ødegaard
February 14:
For the first time in Scandinavia, an exhibition focusing on the world-famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. There will be a guided tour at the Astrup Fearnley Museum
February 16:
Visit to the Oslo Stock Exchange – a talk and a tour of the works of art
March 6:
National Tourist Routes in Norway – Per Ritzler from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration
March 16:
American Graphic Art 1960 – 1990 at the National Gallery
March 21:         Norway Designs – not just a shop!
April 4:              The Finish artist Irma Salo Jæger – a retrospective exhibition at the
                            Henie Onstad Art Centre
May 4:
Architecture Walk around Ullevål-Hageby
May 8:
Sexual abuse on the internet towards minors – Marit Bakkevig,    Senior Public Prosecutor
May 9:
Visit to Fransiskushjelpen at St. Hallvard’s Church and Monastery – this organisation offers help those critically ill or dying and to those in need.
May 29:
A special invitation from H.E. Helen Campbell, Ambassador of the European Union, to visit the Delegation of the EU in Oslo. Nearing the end of her term, the Ambassador will share with us experiences from her work in Norway and her thoughts about the European Union, present and future. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
May 31:
Annual concert by the Forum Singers at Vestre Aker Menighetshus. This year tribute will be paid to three talented ladies, all born in the year 1917:  Ella Fitzgerald, Wenche Foss and Vera Lynn, who represented their countries with grace and dignity. (Also open to non-members: NOK 200.- / children under 15 yrs. NOK 50.-)
June 12:
       The Annual General Meeting

Autumn 2017

September 4:      A Look at the Norwegian Character and Values – Per Egil Hegge        
September 16
    Ambassadors for Peace – Oslo Marathon / 10 km run
September 19:    A bus trip to Aas Manor and Råsjøen Hunting Lodge in Hakadal 
October 2:           Plastic Pollution in the Oceans – a lecture by Dr. Amy Lusher, a
                              leading researcher in the field of marine pollution.
October 5:           Towards the Forest – Karl Ove Knausgaard on Edvard Munch 
                              – a guided tour at the Munch Museum.
October 11:         The National Archives of Norway – a guided tour
November 6:       Egg donation and Biotechnology Law – Professor Marit Melhuus                                
Mid-November:  Visit to galleries – more details to be announced
November 29:     Christmas Lunch at Oslo Militære Samfund
December 11:      The Christmas meeting